"Ben and his team undertook a programme of repairs to our Grade 2 listed cottage in St Teath including excavating a parking area in the garden. The entire job from planning and listed building consent to completion was handled superbly and with great sympathy for the house and its surroundings. The team were always extremely helpful and worked diligently to minimise the inevitable disruption for us and our neighbours. The quality of workmanship has been second to none and the result is that we highly recommend Ridgwells as an excellent team capable of delivering outstanding results on any project."
- Mr & Mrs W, St Teath:
"As a neighbour, directly adjacent to one of Ridgwells’ building projects, we were impressed with their working principles and practice. We were consulted about the project’s plans at the very beginning so that we had the opportunity to appreciate the scope of works and what Ridgwells would be doing to limit any inconvenience for us as the neighbouring property. We found all the employees very polite, smartly presented and an efficient work force. We would highly recommend Ridgwells."
- Mrs S, Falmouth
"It was a real pleasure to work with Ben and his excellent team, their can-do attitude was greatly appreciated on the project. Ben has a great attention to detail and an eye for design. His ability to come up with solutions to problems faced were practical and realistic. We wholeheartedly recommend Ridgwells who worked closely with us to ensure that our plans turned into reality."
- Mrs G, Falmouth
“Dealing with Ridgwells was a pleasure from start to finish. We had a pretty ambitious project and were concerned about management from our home in the southeast, we needn't have been. Ridgwells saw to everything and involved us as much as we wished. The result was a beautifully presented property finished to exemplary standards”
- Mr T, Rosevine
"We were delighted with Ben’s work in helping us transform a 1950’s house on the coast to a contemporary shore home which makes the most of our stunning views, with floor to ceiling glass doors across the whole of the back of the property and a large first floor deck. Ben also installed a stunning new bathroom, following on from an earlier project to create a new bathroom in a large bedroom.
Everyone who visits is ‘wowed’ by the contemporary feel, including two beautiful staircases and tiled flooring throughout. Five years on, we’re still delighted by our shore house and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Ben to anyone.
We only visited the project three times during the six months of construction, knowing we were in such good hands and being fully confident in Ben and his team. The standard of workmanship and finish was first class."
- Mr B, NR. Mevagissey
“Ben and his team are extremely enthusiastic, passionate, professional and hard working. Ridgwells worked on our 11th Century cottage (which is grade 2 listed) in Cornwall with such care and precision - Ben understands what the client needs immediately and he has always been helpful and willing to solve problems for us.”
- Miss P, Blisland
“About 10 years ago I bought a dilapidated, Grade 2 listed, cottage in Padstow and had the good fortune to find Ben Ridgwell of Ridgwells Ltd to do the renovation work. Ben dealt with every detail, from start to finish with great professionalism and intelligence, and his very skilled team were brilliant. Ridgwell’s keep up with modern trends in building, and offer qualified advice on choice of materials, fixtures and fittings. The whole build was actually stress free for me as I felt in such good hands, an enormous advantage when I was living in London at the time. I now have a beautifully designed and comfortable home that I love and all my family enjoy. It looks the same now as it did on completion 9 years ago, perfect! I have since given Ridgwells further work, always with excellent results.”
- Mrs C, Padstow
“I worked with Ridgwells on a 3000 square foot, grade 2 listed, residential dwelling. It was a comprehensive project that demanded a very high end finish. Ben and his team took on the challenge with ease and were enthusiastic, professional and adaptable at every step of the process. Each member of the team took great pride in their work and there was a real sense of collective satisfaction in a job well done. Ben is a delight to work with. He has a great eye for detail and is just as committed to creating a perfect job for his clients as I am. I would recommend him to anyone and would be happy to chat to any prospective clients about our experience of working with Ridgwells."
- Helen Bainbridge – Interior Designer
"Ridgwells Construction undertook a major and often very complex restoration of our fabulous Cornish Regency Vicarage as well as carefully restoring the beautiful cottage that was once a stable for the vicar's pony.
A Grade 2 listed building full of fragile historic fabric requiring a sweeping update throughout that included floors, ceilings, walls, internal joinery, windows, heating, plumbing, rewiring, replacement bathrooms, kitchens, decoration and the full 21st century www connection.
The workmanship throughout is exceptional, admired by all who visit and still a joy for us to live with. Ridgwells worked with rare and valuable materials that ranged from bespoke African mosaics to hand painted silk wall coverings. Two complicated parquet floors and an amazing Delabole slate floor were installed with great care and precision. Notable artists were commissioned to produce special wall tiles and highly detailed mosaic floors all of which were installed by Ridgwells with remarkable skill.
Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems were introduced to both the main house and the cottage, central heating boilers were sighted outside and security systems installed, all without compromising important historic fabric.
Significant landscaping and external drainage works were undertaken and both buildings received extensive external restoration work and redecoration with systems designed to cope with the severe coastal conditions.
It is an often used phrase but in this instance it couldn't be more appropriate, nothing was too much trouble for the Ridgwells team from the start of the project right through the whole duration they were on site. Absolutely everyone on site was polite and considerate, proud of their craft and determined to give off their best.
We have undertaken several major renovation projects before and since and we rate Ridgwells Construction up there with the very best in the country."
- Mr S, Nr Falmouth